King's Landing
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King's Landing is the capital of the Seven Kingdoms, located in the crownlands on the east coast of Westeros. It is situated along the Kingsroad at the mouth of the Blackwater Rush and overlooks Blackwater Bay. King's Landing is the site of the Iron Throne and the Red Keep, which is the seat of the king, Robert I from House Baratheon of King's Landing.

The main city is surrounded by a wall, manned by the City Watch of King's Landing, also known as the gold cloaks. King's Landing is the most populous city in Westeros, but unsightly and dirty compared to other cities. Poorer smallfolk build shanty settlements outside the city. The stench of the city's waste can be smelled far beyond its walls.

King's Landing, the principal harbour of the Seven Kingdoms, is rivalled only by Oldtown, which is larger in the area but less populous. Nearby towns include Rosby and Duskendale to the northeast and Tumbleton to the southwest, while the Kingswood is found south of the capital across the Blackwater. Driftmark and Dragonstone in the Gullet protect the bay from the narrow sea.

Characters of Note

The King's Small Council

King Viserys Targaryen, First of His Name

King Viserys Targaryen, First of His Name

King of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Protector of the Realm

Viserys is plump and pleasant, amiable, open-handed and eager to please. His generosity is legendary and the Red Keep is a place of song and splendour. He hosts countless balls, feast, and tournaments and lavishes gold and offices and honours among those he favours, he is well loved by lords and smallfolk alike.

Otto Hightower

Otto Hightower

Hand of the King

Otto was the Hand of the King to Viserys' grandfather King Jaehaerys I and was kept on when Viserys began his reign. There was a bump in the road in 101 A.C. when Viserys had Otto return to Oldtown, but when the next Hand, Lyonel Strong, didn't work out, Otto returned to being Hand of the King once more in 120.

Mellos

Mellos

Grand Maester

Replaced Grand Maester Runciter 112 AC. He encouraged the match between Laenor Velaryon and Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen despite the fact that Laenor was known not to be interested in women. He also counseled forgiveness for the king's brother, Prince Daemon Targaryen.

Lyman Beesbury

Lyman Beesbury

Master of Coin, Lord Treasurer

Lyman is very loyal to the king and holds to all that the King Decrees. This puts him in the camp of the Blacks with all the rivalries going on in King's Landing. The king declared Princess Rhaenyra his successor, so that is who shall be Queen whenever the king passes away.

Jasper "Iron Rod" Wylde

Jasper "Iron Rod" Wylde

Master of Laws

A man of strict law and tradition. He firmly believes that it is a mistake for the King to have names a female his heir as Andal tradition dictates. He has the nickname, "Iron Rod" for his hard as iron stance on the law, to the letter. Law is Law and he is the law!

Ser Tyland Lannister

Ser Tyland Lannister

Master of Ships

Became Master of Ships in 118 a couple of years after he vied for the hand of Princess Rhaenyra. He proved himself enough to the King that he was elevated to the position on the small council. Tyland is the younger of the identical twins to his brother Jason, who is Lord Lannister in Casterly Rock.

Larys Strong

Larys Strong

Master of Whisperers, Lord of Harrenhal

The "Clubfoot" rarely speaks, preferring to listen. When he does speak it is either to be glib or share words of great importance. As with most masters of whisperers, he was enigmatic and cunning.

Ser Criston Cole

Ser Criston Cole

Lord Commander of the Kingsguard

In 105 AC, the twenty-three-year-old Criston became a member of the Kingsguard, taking the place of the legendary Ser Ryam Redwyne. In 112 AC Ser Criston was still Rhaenyra's champion and constant companion. Lord Commander Ser Harrold Westerling died in that year, and Criston was named his successor to lead the White Cloaks. Criston is mentoring Prince Aemond Targaryen to be a skilled swordsman, despite Aemond's one eye.

The Royal Family

The Greens

Alicent Targaryen

Alicent Targaryen

Queen

Clever and lovely. She married the king as his second wife at the age of eighteen. Originally from House Hightower, she is the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King. After having given birth four times, Alicent remains as slender and graceful as before the first pregnancy.

Aegon II Targaryen

Aegon II Targaryen

Prince

Aegon is the first surviving male child of Viserys I and Alicent Hightower. It is widely believed by those of the Green political party that it is Aegon that should be made Viserys' successor, as Andal Law states it's the eldest male that should succeed to the throne. Aegon II of course also believes this is his right. But because of his father's decree before his birth, Rhaenyra is the heir of the Iron Throne, next in line is her two sons, Aegon III and Vicerys II. Only after them comes Aegon II's right, but the Green Party has different plans!

Helaena Targaryen

Helaena Targaryen

Princess

Helaena is the second born child of King Viserys and Alicent Hightower. She is married to her older brother Aegon II and has recently given him twins, a son, and daughter. If the Greens win the civil unrest, she would be Queen, so as could be expected, she is in the Greens party.

Jaehaerys Targaryen

Jaehaerys Targaryen

Prince

The first and newly born son of Prince Aegon II and his sister-wife Helaena Targaryen. He is the eldest of the twins, his sister Jaehaera being the younger of the two, born seconds apart and holding hands.

Jaehaera Targaryen

Jaehaera Targaryen

Princess

The second and newly born daughter of Prince Aegon II and his sister-wife Helaena Targaryen. She is the younger of the twins, her brother Jaehaerys being the older of the two, born seconds apart and holding hands.

Aemond Targaryen

Aemond Targaryen

Prince

Aemond is the third born child of King Viserys and Alicent Hightower. He is a wild and bold child and lost his right eye in a fight with his nephews about their being bastards.

Daeron Targaryen

Daeron Targaryen

Prince

Daeron is the fourth born child of King Viserys and Alicent Hightower.

The Blacks

While all Royals have great ties to King's Landing as it is the Royal Targaryen Seat, many, especially those in the political party of the Blacks are based out of Dragonstone. So those listed below are very often in King's Landing for court and events, but they call Dragonstone home.

Rhaenyra Targaryen

Rhaenyra Targaryen

Princess

Rhaenyra is the eldest child and daughter of King Viserys I Targaryen and his first wife, Aemma Arryn. When it didn't look like Viserys would have a surviving male heir, and his little brother, Rhaenyrs' uncle and now husband made jibes about it, Viserys named Rhaenyra his successor. But since his second wife has given him a few sons, they want to question her right to succeed because of Andal Law.

Daemon Targaryen

Daemon Targaryen

Prince

Daemon is the second born child of Baelon and Alyssa Targaryen. The middle child and King Viserys I's younger brother. He has long coveted becoming King and much of the drama in the Red Keep for the last few decades has been because of Daemon. His brother is too generous and Daemon uses it to his advantage. He is now married to his niece Rhaenyra and they have two boys. Daemon also has twin girls from his previous marriage.

Aegon III Targaryen

Aegon III Targaryen

Prince

Aegon III Targaryen is the eldest son born in 120 A.C. to Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and her uncle-husband, Daemon Targaryen. He is considered the next in line to the Iron Throne after his mother.

Vicerys II Targaryen

Vicerys II Targaryen

Prince

Vicerys II Targaryen is the younger son born in 122 A.C. to Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and her uncle-husband, Daemon Targaryen. He is considered third in line to the Iron Throne after his mother and older brother.

Jacaerys Velaryon

Jacaerys Velaryon

Prince

Jacaerys "Jace" Velaryon is the eldest son born in 114 A.C. of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen during her first marriage to Laenor Velaryon. The fact that he and his two younger brothers, Luke and Joff are dark haired and resemble Rhaenyra's former (now late) head of her guard, Harwyn Strong, has put a stark question to their legitimacy.

Lucerys Velaryon

Lucerys Velaryon

Prince

Lucerys "Luke" Velaryon is the second son of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen during her first marriage to Laenor Velaryon. The fact that he and his two brothers, Jace and Joff are dark haired and resemble Rhaenyra's former (now late) head of her guard, Harwin Strong, has put a stark question to their legitimacy.

Joffrey Velaryon

Joffrey Velaryon

Prince

Joffrey "Joff" Velaryon is the third son of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen during her first marriage to Laenor Velaryon. The fact that he and his two older brothers, Jace and Luke are dark haired and resemble Rhaenyra's former (now late) head of her guard, Harwin Strong, has put a stark question to their legitimacy.

Rhaena Targaryen

Rhaena Targaryen

Princess

Rhaena is the eldest of the twin girls that Prince Daemon had with his second wife, Laena Velaryon, Laena and Daemon did not have permission to be married so they eloped and travelled the Free Cities. Lingering for some time in Pentos so Laena could give birth to Rhaena and Baela in 116. It was their birth that won the King's forgiveness and they moved back to Dragonstone.

Baela Targaryen

Baela Targaryen

Princess

Baela is the youngest of the twin girls that Prince Daemon had with his second wife, Laena Velaryon, Laena and Daemon did not have permission to be married so they eloped and travelled the Free Cities. Lingering for some time in Pentos so Laena could give birth to Rhaena and Baela in 116. It was their birth that won the King's forgiveness and they moved back to Dragonstone.

Kingsguard

Arryk Cargyll Erryk Cargyll Lorent Marbrand Steffon Darklyn

Other Residents

Alan Beesbury Arenna Hightower Jasper Wylde Larys Strong Lorent Marbrand Lucerys Velaryon Lynette Beesbury Steffon Darklyn Tyland Lannister

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